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Celebrating the Holidays Vegan Style

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with 4th of July recipes, appetizers, baking, celebrations, Christmas cooking, cookbooks, dairy-free, desserts, dinner parties, dinners, easy vegan recipes, entertaining, feasts, gatherings, gluten-free, gluten-free diet -- recipes, Hanukkah, healthy cooking, holiday cooking, holidays, Jewish Cooking, Kwanzaa, New Year's, plant-based, potlucks, recipes, Sunday brunch, sweet treats, Thanksgiving meals, vegan, vegan cooking, vegan dessert recipes, vegan desserts, vegan diet, vegan meals, vegan recipes, veganism, vegetable dishes, vegetable recipes, vegetarian, vegetarian cooking and vegetarian recipes

Learn how to make just about anything vegan-style for your next get together.

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DIY Baby and Toddler Food

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting and Cooking, Garden and Home | Tagged with baby finger foods, baby food, baby food recipes, baby led weaning, Children - Nutrition, cookbooks, cooking - natural foods, food habits, homemade baby food, Infants - Nutrition, nutritional guidelines - babies, nutritional guidelines - toddlers, organic baby food, quick and easy cooking, toddler meal ideas and Toddlers - Nutrition

Making baby food is easier than you might think. This blog post includes tips, recipes, and baby food cookbooks.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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Just in Time for Halloween: Costumes, Cosplay, Crafts, and Cookies!

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with cookbooks, cookies, cooking, cosplay, costume design, costumes, crafting, crafts, desserts, Halloween, halloween decorations, handicraft, pop culture and sewing

We have many titles with oodles of great ideas for a spookily festive holiday.

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Great New Nonfiction - Fall 2017

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, History and Politics, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with air, atmosphere, baseball, baseball history, baseball players, baseball records, baseball statistics, cookbooks, cooking, curious - history, desserts, fishing, nonfiction, shark fishing, sports and true adventure stories

There are so many wonderful nonfiction titles just waiting for a cozy reading nook and a curious reader.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Posted about 1 year ago by Angela B

Posted in Children and Parenting, Cooking, Garden and Home, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Movies and Music, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with Cardio Drumming, cookbooks, Cooking with Spices, Cuba, Cuban Cooking, events, Hispanic Americans - culture, Hispanic Heritage, Latin Cooking, Latino Cultural Committee, Mexican Cooking, Peruvian Cooking, Spanish Music and travel

Visit our branches or Main Library for a Latino cultural event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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What's Really In Your Beauty Products (and How to Make Your Own)?

Posted about 1 year ago by Sarah H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with DIY Spa Products, Healthy, Herbal, herbal cosmetics, Homemade Cosmetics, homemade hygiene products, natural, Natural Beauty Products, Organic, personal beauty and Toxicology

Try your hand at making your own beauty and spa products.

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